Books can take you on adventures wherever you are.
Understanding whole system design has shown me repeatedly over the years there is so much more to learn. Today in our fast paced and ever changing world, the task of keeping up with these changes can be quite challenging.
In an effort to weed out the unimportant and focus on stable factors that will be around for awhile, I have chosen the books listed on this page. Each of them applicable to the strategic planning of the kenaf industry in the USA. Over time we hope to achieve a blueprint guide of successful actions that can be used around the world and can be aligned with the current scenes for their success as well.
The books listed are ones I have read to fill the void of missing data pertinent to the kenaf industry as a whole system.
I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did and use them to get the broader view of the world and help make it a better one.
I am open to any suggestions you may have for books that align with our purpose.
The first in a series of books is our Kenaf (Seeds for Life) Facts and Fun for Skilled Readers - Download your copy here
The revised edition of the book Kenaf Seeds for Life is now available for those that want a printed copy. Click Here
This book is the second book released in 2019 and was written for the purpose of introducing corn, soy and cotton farmers to a feasible option, while improving their bottom line while contributing to an improved environment.
Kenaf Partners USA is working hard at putting in place the information and contact resources preparing farmers to make decisions to get started when the time comes.
Although written for farmers, investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders will also see how they can get involved and prepare themselves for what is to come. Get your copy today!
Because one of our kenaf partners in the USA also works with farmers in Togo Africa who asked for this in their language QuickTurtle Books worked with Elizabeth Somonetti to translate book two. It is now available on Amazon. In the month of September 2019, 9% of our visitors to this site are from France the second place in the 42 countries visiting here. We hope they will find this book useful in getting more farmers in their country interested and growing kenaf.
Press release Kenaf Book 2 pdf you can download and help spread the word.
What does soil have to do with the kenaf industry? When it comes to soil we need to look at water as well. Every droplet of water is on a journey and has been on one for a very long time. Water can be alive, dead or toxic. Water will seep into good soil where it is needed or flow across the surface of compacted soil removing top soil . Toxic water can seep into the soil destroying the health of the soil by the use of herbicides, pesticides, oil etc. This water travels to creeks, rivers, lakes and our oceans. Other chemicals through manufacturing are also destroying the life in our soils and waterways.
Kenaf while growing in the soil sequesters carbon that helps with issues related to climate change. Kenaf can remove toxins and heavy metals from the soil keeping it out of our our soil and waterways. Growing kenaf as a cash rotational crop can reduce the amount of toxic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and other toxins that destroy the life in our soils and gets into our water supplies. Kenaf being drought tolerant requires less water than other crops. Kenaf used in the textile industries can reduce the use of toxic chemicals used for processing.
The key-line plow can help build soil, quickly jump start the healthy soil transition process of compacted soil, reduce erosion and reduce flooding and drought concerns.
People are finding out about the key-line plow and kenaf and the parts they play in creating a better future.
4th edition of this book since 1993. The first to be published outside Australia. Detailing the principles, techniques and systems for sustainable development of rural and urban landscapes. Keyline methods enable the rapid development of deep biologically fertile soil by converting subsoil into living topsoil. Keyline pattern cultivation enables the rapid flood irrigation of undulating land without terracing. Incidental results are the healing of soil erosion, bio-adsorption of salinity and the long term storage of atmospheric carbon in the soil as humus. The Keyline Scale of Permanence provides a priority guide to planning the various factors of broad scale development. This is a recommended text for Permaculture students. It includes updated selections and information; from P.A. Yeomans's books:- The Keyline Plan (1954); The Challenge of Landscape (1958); (Water for Every Farm (1964 and 2nd edition 1968) and The City Forest (1971). www.keyline.com.au
The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.
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